Mushroom soup with chevin and thyme toasts (with video)

Mushroom soup with masala wine.

Soup has been on the menu just about every day lately, it has become my lunchtime staple. There is something very satisfying about making it from scratch and this particular recipe includes two of my favourite food groups – mushrooms and cheese. Those are definitely food groups by the way.

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Chocolate Easter nest cupcakes (with video)

Chocolate Easter nest cupcakes.
I suppose I should be used to it by now, but I could not believe my eyes when just one week after Christmas the supermarket shelves were already filling up with Easter eggs! Of course now that it is March you cannot maneuver your shopping trolley without bumping into a chocolate bunny but it is a bit more acceptable now that Easter is just a few days away, yay! A few weeks ago a friend sent me a photo of a beautiful Easter bird nest cake. It reminded me of some Easter cupcakes I made years ago, and I decided they would be perfect to make again and share with you this week. They will make a colourful and delicious addition to your Easter table!

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Honeycomb cheesecake frozen yoghurt (with video)

“Ooh, cheesecake, munching on a cheesecake, munching on a cheesecake. Cheesecake!
Cheesecake, munching on a cheesecake, munching on a cheesecake. Cheesecake!
Cheesecake, gobble gobble cheesecake, gobble gobble cheesecake. Cheesecake!
Cheesecake, gobble gobble cheesecake, crazy over cheesecake. Cheesecake!”

Louis Armstrong, lyrics to “Cheesecake” 1966.

A dessert so fantastic there is even a song about it, and deservedly so. Good on ya, Louis! Today’s recipe is inspired by cheesecake, but in a slightly different format….

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Mielie bread with sun dried tomatoes (with video)

 

Today’s recipe is going against the current trend somewhat. It seems that every other restaurant I visit has a new banting section on their menu, or is advertising dishes that would make Tim Noakes proud. While I applaud anyone making an effort to eat less sugar and more cauliflower (if you can get your hands on one that is!) I for one will not be cutting out my grains anytime soon. And I am sure that there are many readers out there who feel the same.

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Spiced guava and coconut crumble (with video)

Here in Cape Town the nights are getting longer, mornings are getting chillier and we can no longer deny that winter has arrived! While I love our beautiful summers I can’t say I mind this time of year too much, after all, it’s an excuse to unpack my scarves, light a fire and enjoy some of my favourite winter dishes that warm from the inside out.

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Lemon shortbread biscuits (with video)

Lemon shortbread cookies with icing sugar.
One of my all time favourite biscuit recipes, I’ve made these more times than I can remember! In fact, I rustled up another batch this past weekend as we were expecting a couple of visitors and and I knew that these buttery biscuits would be just the thing to serve with the tea.

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